Asst/Prof Christine Hanson
Research Assistant Professor
School of Environmental Systems Engineering
- Contact details
- School of Environmental Systems Engineering
The University of Western Australia (M470)
35 Stirling Highway
CRAWLEY WA 6009
- 6488 7252
- 6488 1015
- BSc Vic.(BC), PhD W.Aust.
- Ph.D., University of Western Australia - 2005
B.Sc. (Hons), University of Victoria, BC, Canada - 1998
- Key research
- Biological oceanography
- Phytoplankton ecology
- Benthic-pelagic coupling
- Marine trophodynamics
- Hyndes, G.A., Hanson, C.E., and Vanderklift, M.A. (2013). The magnitude of spatial and temporal variation in δ15N and δ13C differs between taxonomic groups: implications for food web studies. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science, 119: 176-187.
Earp, E., Hanson, C.E., Ralph, P.J., Brando, V.E., Allen, S., Baird, M., Clementon, L., Daniel, P., Dekker, A.G., Fearns, P.R.C.S., Parslow, J., Strutton, P.G., Thompson, P.A., Underwood, M.A., Weeks, S., and Doblin, M.A. (2011). Review of fluorescent standards for calibration of in situ fluorometers: Recommendations applied in coastal and ocean observing programs. Optics Express. 19(27): 26768-26782.
MacArthur, L.D., Phillips, D.L., Hyndes, G.A., Hanson, C.E., and Vanderklift, M.A. (2011). Habitat surrounding patch reefs influences the diet and nutrition of the western rock lobster. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 436: 191-205.
Hollings, B., Pattiaratchi, C.B., Woo, M. and Hanson, C.E. (2010) Sustained oceanographic observations around Australia using autonomous ocean gliders. Proceedings of the IEEE Oceans 2010 Conference, Sydney. Online IEEE Xplore, 10.1109/OCEANSSYD.2010.5603630.
Hanson, C.E., Hyndes, G.A., and Wang, S.F. (2010). Differentiation of benthic marine macrophytes using biomarker techniques: a comparative study with stable isotopes and fatty acids. Aquatic Botany. 93: 114–122.
Tuya, F, Vanderklift, M.A., Hyndes, G.A., Wernberg, T., Thomsen, M.S. and Hanson, C.E. (2010). Proximity to reefs alters the balance between positive and negative effects on seagrass fauna. Marine Ecology Progress Series. 405:175-186.
Hanson, C.E. and McKinnon, A.D. (2009). Influence of the Leeuwin Current on the pelagic ecology of the Ningaloo region. Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia – Special Issue: The Leeuwin Current Symposium. 92: 129-137.
Hanson, C.E., McLaughlin, M.J., Hyndes, G.A. and Strzelecki, J. (2009). Selective uptake of prokaryotic picoplankton by a marine sponge (Callyspongia sp.) within an oligotrophic coastal system. Estuarine, Coastal and Shelf Science. 84: 289-297.
Rennie, S., Hanson, C.E., McCauley, R.D., Pattiaratchi, C., Burton, C., Bannister, J., Jenner, C., Jenner, M-N. (2009). Physical properties and processes in the Perth Canyon, Western Australia: links to water column production and seasonal pygmy blue whale abundance. Journal of Marine Systems. 77: 21-44.
Hanson, C.E., Pesant, S., Waite, A.M. and Pattiaratchi, C.B. (2007). Assessing the magnitude and significance of deep chlorophyll maxima of the coastal eastern Indian Ocean. Deep-Sea Research II. 54: 884-901.
Hanson, C.E., Waite, A.M., Thompson, P.A. and Pattiaratchi, C.B. (2007). Phytoplankton community structure and nitrogen nutrition in Leeuwin Current and coastal waters off the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. Deep-Sea Research II. 54: 902-924.
Waite, A.M., Thompson, P.A., Pesant, S., Feng, M., Beckley, L., Domingues, C., Gaughan, D., Hanson, C.E., Holl, C., Koslow, T., Meuleners, M., Montoya, J., Moore, T., Muhling, B., Paterson, H., Rennie, S., Strzelecki, J. and Twomey, L. (2007). The Leeuwin Current and its eddies: an introductory overview. Deep-Sea Research II. 54: 789-796.
Pearce, A.F., Lynch, M.J. and Hanson, C.E. (2006). The Hillarys Transect (1): seasonal and cross-shelf variability of physical and chemical water properties off Perth, Western Australia, 1996-98. Continental Shelf Research. 26: 1689 - 1729
Hanson, C.E., Pattiaratchi, C.B. and Waite, A.M. (2005). Sporadic upwelling on a downwelling coast: phytoplankton responses to spatially variable nutrient dynamics off the Gascoyne region of Western Australia. Continental Shelf Research. 25: 1561-1582.
Hanson, C.E., Pattiaratchi, C.B. and Waite, A.M. (2005). Seasonal production regimes off southwestern Australia: influence of the Capes and Leeuwin Currents on phytoplankton dynamics. Marine and Freshwater Research. 56: 1011-1026.
Hobson, L.A., Hanson, C.E. and Holeton, C.L. (2001). An ecological basis for extracellular carbonic anhydrase in marine unicellular algae. Journal of Phycology. 37: 717-723.
- Roles, responsibilities and expertise
- Research Fellow - Australian National Facility for Ocean Gliders (ANFOG)
- AMSA - Australian Marine Sciences Association
TOS - The Oceanography Society
- Honours and awards
Marine and Freshwater Research Prize for Best Interdisciplinary Study, AMSA Conference, Hobart, TAS, Australia
Best Contribution by a Newcomer Award, International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) Science Conference, Tallinn, Estonia
Peter Holloway Oceanography Prize, AMSA Conference, Perth, WA, Australia
2000 - 2004
International Postgraduate Research Award (IPRS) and University Postgraduate Award (UPA), University of Western Australia
Dr. Michael Bigg Memorial Bursary, Bamfield Marine Station, BC, Canada
Western Canadian Universities Marine Biological Society Scholarship
- Previous positions
- 2005 – 2009
Postdoctoral Research Fellow in Trophic Marine Ecology, Centre for Marine Ecosystems Research, Edith Cowan University, Joondalup, WA
2004 – 2005
Plankton Biologist, Biophysical Oceanography Program, Strategic Research Fund for the Marine Environment (SRFME), CSIRO Marine Research, Floreat, WA
2000 – 2004
Doctoral Candidate, Centre for Water Research, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA
1999 – 2000
Data Interpretation Chemist, Axys Analytical Services Ltd., Sidney, BC, Canada
Research Assistant, Ministry of Environment, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
Research Technician, Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Nanaimo, BC, Canada
SCIE3307 - Biological Oceanography
- Current external positions
- Co-convenor, IMOS National Working Group on Bio-optical Instrumentation and Observing
- Useful links
- ANFOG - http://www.imos.org.au/anfog.html
IMOS Bio-optical Working Group - http://imos.org.au/bwg.html
- Research profile
Research profile and publications